Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and New Zealand Reverse

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Consumer Prices in New Zealand are 8.60% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New Zealand are 0.41% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in New Zealand are 15.33% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in New Zealand are 3.84% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in New Zealand are 3.87% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in New Zealand is 20.73% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit New Zealand Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(21.21 NZ$)
14.10 $
(19.95 NZ$)
     -5.97 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(84.84 NZ$)
70.72 $
(100.00 NZ$)
     +17.87 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(11.31 NZ$)
8.49 $
(12.00 NZ$)
     +6.08 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(7.07 NZ$)
6.36 $
(9.00 NZ$)
     +27.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8.48 NZ$)
6.36 $
(9.00 NZ$)
     +6.08 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $
(6.08 NZ$)
3.38 $
(4.77 NZ$)
     -21.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 $
(2.70 NZ$)
2.37 $
(3.35 NZ$)
     +24.31 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(2.18 NZ$)
2.01 $
(2.85 NZ$)
     +30.59 %
Markets
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.24 $
(4.58 NZ$)
7.11 $
(10.06 NZ$)
     +119.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.48 $
(3.51 NZ$)
1.62 $
(2.29 NZ$)
     -34.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(2.55 NZ$)
0.96 $
(1.36 NZ$)
     -46.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(3.25 NZ$)
3.83 $
(5.41 NZ$)
     +66.19 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $
(7.11 NZ$)
3.43 $
(4.85 NZ$)
     -31.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.18 $
(5.91 NZ$)
4.18 $
(5.92 NZ$)
     +0.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.73 $
(8.10 NZ$)
6.40 $
(9.06 NZ$)
     +11.82 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(2.90 NZ$)
1.22 $
(1.73 NZ$)
     -40.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(1.00 NZ$)
0.96 $
(1.36 NZ$)
     +35.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(2.54 NZ$)
1.27 $
(1.79 NZ$)
     -29.60 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(2.74 NZ$)
1.15 $
(1.62 NZ$)
     -40.76 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1.66 NZ$)
0.95 $
(1.34 NZ$)
     -18.83 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1.66 NZ$)
0.80 $
(1.13 NZ$)
     -32.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(2.32 NZ$)
2.07 $
(2.93 NZ$)
     +26.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
(2.55 NZ$)
1.14 $
(1.61 NZ$)
     -36.96 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(16.97 NZ$)
10.61 $
(15.00 NZ$)
     -11.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(3.47 NZ$)
3.01 $
(4.26 NZ$)
     +22.72 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 $
(4.00 NZ$)
3.28 $
(4.63 NZ$)
     +15.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(11.31 NZ$)
23.16 $
(32.75 NZ$)
     +189.51 %
Transportation
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(3.18 NZ$)
2.48 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     +10.01 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(91.91 NZ$)
106.08 $
(150.00 NZ$)
     +63.20 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(4.60 NZ$)
2.48 $
(3.50 NZ$)
     -23.84 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $
(3.68 NZ$)
3.41 $
(4.83 NZ$)
     +31.32 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(42.42 NZ$)
42.43 $
(60.00 NZ$)
     +41.44 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.62 $
(3.70 NZ$)
5.71 $
(8.07 NZ$)
     +118.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(32,522.87 NZ$)
24,751.81 $
(35,000.00 NZ$)
     +7.62 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,647.03 $
(30,609.72 NZ$)
22,064.15 $
(31,199.55 NZ$)
     +1.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.74 $
(232.95 NZ$)
133.19 $
(188.33 NZ$)
     -19.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.20 NZ$)
0.28 $
(0.40 NZ$)
     +103.20 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.83 $
(93.09 NZ$)
58.23 $
(82.34 NZ$)
     -11.55 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.09 $
(52.45 NZ$)
42.93 $
(60.70 NZ$)
     +15.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.78 $
(22.32 NZ$)
14.22 $
(20.10 NZ$)
     -9.93 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(16.97 NZ$)
11.32 $
(16.00 NZ$)
     -5.71 %
Childcare
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 936.87 $
(1,324.77 NZ$)
759.38 $
(1,073.79 NZ$)
     -18.95 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,569.34 $
(22,015.64 NZ$)
11,300.97 $
(15,980.00 NZ$)
     -27.42 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.93 $
(62.12 NZ$)
77.58 $
(109.70 NZ$)
     +76.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.53 $
(50.23 NZ$)
42.24 $
(59.73 NZ$)
     +18.89 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.08 $
(107.58 NZ$)
100.44 $
(142.02 NZ$)
     +32.02 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.30 $
(136.17 NZ$)
124.70 $
(176.33 NZ$)
     +29.49 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,341.23 $
(1,896.55 NZ$)
1,135.41 $
(1,605.51 NZ$)
     -15.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,084.73 $
(1,533.85 NZ$)
887.09 $
(1,254.37 NZ$)
     -18.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,157.95 $
(3,051.42 NZ$)
1,852.56 $
(2,619.59 NZ$)
     -14.15 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,744.27 $
(2,466.47 NZ$)
1,499.67 $
(2,120.58 NZ$)
     -14.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 333.33 $
(471.34 NZ$)
471.09 $
(666.13 NZ$)
     +41.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 199.37 $
(281.92 NZ$)
345.68 $
(488.80 NZ$)
     +73.38 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit New Zealand Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,557.90 $
(5,031.01 NZ$)
2,831.94 $
(4,004.47 NZ$)
     -20.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 4.09      +1.56 %
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